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Anchor/Reporter

KRIV/KTXH

Location: Houston, TX

Contact Name: Fox 26 / My 20

Web: fox26houston.com

Job Description

The following represents brief descriptions.  It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of each position.

KRIV, the FOX O&O in Houston, TX is looking for a News Anchor/Reporter.  The ideal candidate is an accomplished storyteller, both in package format and live format, both in the field and in the studio. The candidate must be able to originate research, produce and conduct interviews for stories. The Anchor/Reporter must be able to anchor live major breaking news.   We are looking for an Anchor/Reporter who is very active in social media and who will be a leader in this area for the rest of the newsroom.  We will hire the candidate who we feel has the knowledge and tenacity to create compelling and journalistically accurate content on all media platforms.  Also, we are looking for a person who is a natural leader of others, and can help provide positive morale to those around him.  The ability to speak extemporaneously in an engaging way on air and off is a primary skill for this position.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in many local appearances and community activities, where public speaking skills are critical. The candidate must be able to meet deadlines.

A minimum of 5 years’ experience reporting news is required. The ability to edit and shoot video is preferred but in the FOX 26 Newsroom of the future, all talent is expected to learn to edit and shoot their own stories. Excellent communication and writing skills for both broadcast and digital platforms are required. Must be willing to work all shifts when needed.  A bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism preferred. Must have a valid credit card and driver’s license.

To apply online for our open position, please use the following link: 

https://foxtv.taleo.net/careersection/houston/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&radiusType=K&location=12600100185&searchExpanded=true&radius=1           

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled